Once I had my basic tray completed I stuffed with tissue paper to pack it out and added glass crystals to the bottom for ballast (so that shape would stand alone). Taped the other side on and covered with torn kitchen towel using watered down PVA Glue. Left to dry overnight in the airing cupboard.
As you can see the kitchen towel gives a nice textured finish which I then gave a couple of coats of 'White Cotton' emulsion to. The little Match pot paint samples are idea for using on small surfaces and are a lot cheaper than using up my more expensive Jo Sonja paints.
Once dry I was ready to start playing. I had made up a selection of paper roses previously whilst the B was in the airing cupboard. Because of the weighted bottom it stands quite firmly on its own.
Entering into the folowing:
Lavender Garden Cottage: Cottage style party.
Anything but a card: .Anything goes.
Dream Valley: Ribbon and Bling.
Glitter n Sparkle: Anything but a card.
Pixie's Crafty workshop: Use up your snippets ( flowers made from odds of card stash)
Anything Goes: Vintage/ Shabby Chic.
Oldie but a Goodie. Bright colours (lace used over 25 yrs old, rest over 6 mths)
Hotshot Craft: Anything but a card.
Frosted Designs; Be bold. (Bold colours & patterns)